Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School warmly welcomed 30 new international students for a Spring semester at either the HSBC Business School or the School of Transnational Law. On February 26-27, the students arrived from 13 different countries all over the world, while a few had just finished travelling around China or Southeast Asia. Upon arrival, students were greeted and assisted by 4 Campus Community Advisors to check into their dormitories and receive welcome orientation materials including Survival Chinese booklets, maps, mobile SIM cards, etc.
The exchange student orientation continued later to include a trip to IKEA, local bank account setup assistance, a University Town and Pingshan Village tour, and a guided trip to the city center via public transport. Despite being in Shenzhen for less than a week, students are quickly adapting to life here in China and at BeiDa: meals by Mirror Lake, street barbecue in Tanglang, nights at KTV and even WeChat proficiency.
To all our new exchange students, welcome and best of luck!
Written by Megan Mancenido
Photo by DU Hanxiang